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Έναρξη 09:00 - Λήξη 18:00

A high-level European Policy Summit
Wednesday 23 November 2011 - Brussels

More than traditional conferences, Friends of Europe’s Energy Summits represent platforms for lively and interactive debates where stakeholders are encouraged to discuss with each other and react to the questions of an expert and select audience.

More than traditional conferences, Energy Summits represent platforms for debates where stakeholders are encouraged to discuss with each other and react to the questions of an expert and select audience.

The event will gather some 250 key stakeholders, including EU and national policymakers, business and and industry representatives as well as social partners, leading academics and members of the international press. The summit will be held in Brussels on Wednesday, 23 November from 9.30 to 15.30.


The Arab Spring, the Eurozone crisis, Fukushima and rising energy prices have greatly changed the outlook for Europe's transition to a low-carbon energy system. The Summit will also include a session on the latest World Energy Outlook. Some questions addressed at the Summit will include:

  • What will be the new trends identified in the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2011?
  • Will there be a "Golden Age of Gas" in Europe and what is the vision of the European Commission for Europe's long-term energy future as presented in its Energy Roadmap 2050 foreseen for November?

SPEAKERS include:

  • Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy
  • Fatih Birol*, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Jürgen Becker, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety,Germany
  • Melanie A. Kenderdine, Executive Director, MIT Energy Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom
  • Pierre-Alain Graf*, Chief Executive Officer of Swissgrid
  • Maciej Kaliski*, Undersecretary of State for Economy, Ministry of Economy, Poland
  • Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Director, Future Energy and Mobility Structures, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
  • Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Isabelle Muller*, Secretary General, European Petroleum Industry Association (EUROPIA)
  • Sven Teske*, Director of the Greenpeace International Renewable Energy Campaign
  • Kjetil Tungland*, Managing Director, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)

As well as company representatives from Statnett and ExxonMobil.

* confirmedCheck our website regularly for speaker updates.


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The annual Energy Summit is co-organised by Friends of Europe, the International Energy Agency (IEA), EU40, Statnett and EUROPIA with the support of Swissgrid, TAP, ExxonMobil and with media partner Europe's World.

Kind regards,

The Friends of Europe Team

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